Are you looking for an exciting and entertaining way to explore the literary world in Nashville, Tennessee? Look no further than the Southern Festival of Books! After two years of virtual programming, this event is back in person at War Memorial Plaza and the main branch of the Nashville Public Library. Here, you'll find a wide selection of new and used books from authors, storytellers, illustrators, educators, and librarians. The Southern Festival of Books is a pioneering event and has been a model for similar events across the country since its inception. It's now in its twenty-seventh year and offers something for everyone.
You can find out what children's activities are being held and where they are located, what vendors are there and when authors will be signing books. Plus, you'll get general information such as the location of ATMs, parking spots, and a map of the entire event. Each author will lead a round table or present an individual reading of their current works, followed by book signings. Friends of the Public Library will also be selling used books in the lobby of the main library near War Memorial Plaza on Church Street. If you're looking for more fun activities outside of the Southern Festival of Books, check out upcoming events or things to do in Nashville.
The Salty Dog festival in Goodlettsville is a great family-friendly event with local artisans, food trucks, live music, train rides, a petting zoo, and more. Light the Nations is another event in western Nashville that celebrates the area with local food, music, businesses, and art.